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Delicious, Award-Winning Fish & Chips

Fish & Chip Restaurant & Takeaway, Barnstaple, North Devon

Want some of the best fish and chips in the UK? We are now officially the UK’s ‘Best Fish and Chip Restaurant’ as voted by the National Fish and Chip Awards 2018!

We are extremely passionate about our fish and chips and are one of a growing number of good fish and chip shops that are helping to Turn the Tide on Overfishing by choosing to buy wild-caught or farmed fish from sustainably and responsibly managed fisheries.

Our MSC Certification means that we wholeheartedly support and promote sustainability and the traceability of our fish and seafood. We are the only fish and chip shop within north Devon to be awarded the MSC certification. Find out more about MSC certification on our Provenance page. And with a Gold Taste of the West award our menus combine this with the very best that our local farmers, fisherman, food and drink producers have to offer.

An award winning combination of Good Food with a Good Conscience.

We are not only the winners of Best Fish & Chip Restaurant but also Best Seafood Week

The Pelican fish and chip national awards finalists


We are open from Monday to Saturday

12:00 - 21:00

12:00 - 21:45

We are closed on Sunday

Did you know facts

Barnstaple's own premiership footballer, George Friend, loves the Pelican for his fish and chips.

The Pelican fish and chip customer testimonial

“We visited The Pelican for our Christmas family meal last night, which consisted of 24 children and adults, the service was great with polite staff who were keen to check if we had everything and if we needed anything else. The food arrived all together which is amazing as there was so many of us and was it was delicious. The puddings arrived and looked and tasted Michelin style. We are a local family and eat out at different places and my dad said it was the best meal he had ever tasted, the fish was amazing, which is a first as he always struggles to finish his meal. And to finish the evening the owner offered to take a photo of us all outside so we could all be included. A wonderful memorable evening. Thank you x”


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